www.muybuenocookbook.comI’m a salsa maniac! Avo with red onion, tomato and coriander; pineapple, cherry tomatoes and Peppadew® Piquanté Peppers… just can’t get enough of them! But Mushroom Salsa? I’d never heard of such a thing until a kind reader sent me the link to the recipe below https://bit.ly/1LF80yP. Turns out to be a real winner on all meats braaied! Try it this weekend…

Mushroom Salsa


4tbsp olive oil

2tsp finely chopped garlic

1 long red chilli

360g mixed fresh mushrooms

salt and freshly ground pepper

½ cup finely chopped spring onions

4tsp lime juice

2tbsp chopped mint

1tsp soy sauce

2 cups rocket leaves


1 Toss 3tbsp olive oil, garlic and whole chilli with mushrooms in a large bowl and let marinate for 1 hour. Season with salt and pepper.

2 Preheat grill to high or get your braai blazing. Grill chilli 2-3 minutes per side and mushrooms 4-5 minutes per side or until tender and juices have begun to evaporate. Larger mushrooms may take longer. Remove from grill and cool.

3 Peel and deseed chilli. Finely chop it and the mushrooms and combine in a bowl with spring onions, lime juice, mint, soy sauce and the remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

4 Serve with rocket leaves over steak.